The designer’s true inspiration from commercial illuminations led him to create these lighting atmospheres. Hence the General Electric light bulb PAR 36 provided the basis for his mobile spotlight, which he conceived in 1969. The spotlight il mobile by means of a magnet that can rotate around a metallic demishpere. The principle of magnetic linking creates an “tous azimuts” (all-out) revolution. Christian Girard rose to fame at the beginning of the 60’s when hundreds of Azimut spotlights were installed in lines on rails in shops and night-clubs throughout Paris.
From 1965 to the end of the 70’s, he conceives a number of Parisian shops, percursory of today’s “concept stores”: Knap, Hit Parade, Casanova, B 33, Farenheit, Jns 3, Bulle, Penthouse, Vroom, Holywood Boulevard…
1975, he designs a shopping centre in Reuil-Malmaison : 7 300 m², 32 stores on 2 levels. From 1978 to the end of the 80’s Christian Girard designs a great deal of the Parisian night clubs, Le Francois 1er, Le Soleil Noir, L’apocalypse, Le Garage, Le Central, Le Studio 102, Le Queen.